Various shots of the observatory hidden away in the Vatican - photographic telescope is featured.
Story about the observatory hidden away in a secluded corner of the Vatican. C/U of the doors of the observatory dome as they open up (shot from the inside) The view is of an ornate domed building. L/S of the observatory as the dome turns. C/U of the turning dome. C/U of one of the telescopes as it is turned. The look of the telescope is compared to a gun. Various shots of the telescopes being moved. M/S of man in a cassock and skull cap standing at the end of the telescope. A large photographic telescope is featured. We see it being moved into position. C/Us of a man operating the telescope. C/Us of some of the photographs taken of sun, stars and moon.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 577.